We almost always ignore newspapers from Africa, India, and the Middle East, because their intellectual traditions are so different from ours that their articles — even when they discuss science issues — aren’t the sort of thing we’re comfortable discussing. Although we disagree with our own creationists, at least we can understand them. But today, as an experiment, we’re going to make an exception.
At the website Information NIgeria, which styles itself as “Nigeria’s No.1 Information Portal,” we read The Big Bang Theory Is Another Malthusian Therory. The author is Nwanna Ezi, and their website has a comments section. Here are some excerpts from the article, with bold font added by us:
All sides of every religious debate agree that God created the universe but for the unilateral position of a group of scientists that are behind the theory of Evolution. This set of people and atheists do not believe in the idea of a God because to them there is no proof of the untenable theory.
That begins much like the articles with which we’re familiar. Maybe we shouldn’t have been ignoring sources like this. Let’s keep going:
Evolution and christianity [the author’s lower-case] are antithetical beliefs because they view the concept of creation differently. The Big Bang Theory of the former terraces the origin of the universe to somewhat presumptuous by assuming that life originated elsewhere without giving the credit to the Almighty God. To them there is no absolute proof on the creation as recorded in the bible.
The phraseology is a bit odd, but we think we can follow it. Then we’re told:
While we were not there when God created heaven and earth there’s a truth that underlies a reality. We all in one way or the other reckon with the Almighty God. As anyone who has encountered a near death experience knows, the shout of my God! My God! has always been the case which Indicates a call for help. Most of us, at some point in our lives, have encountered it. All individuals, however unique they may regard themselves personally, must in some ways reckon with the Almighty God.
Yes, we all do that. Let’s read on:
We might imagine that these people really know that they are deceiving themselves, and that their words are lies picked from the depth of hell. The Big Bang Theory is another Malthusian theory that has been ignored for long. Malthusians, whose descendants until quite recently predicted that the world would run out of food, have thereby been confounded. So what are we waiting for in the case of Theory of Big Bang.
Yeah — the Malthusians were wrong, so why do we tolerate the Big Bang? The article continues:
It should be noted that scientists have been proving what has not been real before now. Menopause is one of them which in many cases has been proven wrong. Despite what they describe as insuperable odds, procreation has been taking place at old age since the days of Sarah. Unfortunately, some people have begun to extol those behind this theory instead of the Almighty God who created the universe.
Egad, menopause has been debunked? We have nothing left to believe in! Here’s more:
Whichever way you see it, God is the creator of heaven and earth and the mystery behind the creation will remain unravel till eternity. It is recondite. There are a heck a lot of lies being taught by the scientists. The Big Bang Theory topples the list.
Yes, Big Bang theory topples the list. Moving along:
It is odd how such grotesque theory find its way out. The people that still believe in this theory should stop being parochial and try to listen to theories that the bible posits.
Good advice! Then, suddenly, the article comes to an end:
Do not be swayed by theories like this regardless of the trust you feel for them. It is an extremely heretical theory written mainly with deception in mind more than anything else. God remains our antecedent because without Him we never would have been created.
So there you are. Now that we’ve broken our rule about ignoring articles from outside the intellectual traditions of the West, we wish that we hadn’t. So don’t worry, we won’t do it again.
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